In present days lasers are used in many different applications like material processing, medical science, automotive, measurement and sensing applications, etc.. All of these applications require optics to make the emitted light usable. Moreover, there is a requirement for a certain beam profile to achieve the necessary characteristic. The applications are addressed by different laser types, but the optical solutions are influence by the major trends of miniaturization, improved imagine quality and cost reduction. The compactness of resent applications requires micro-optical solutions. The design, manufacturing and the evaluation of these solutions are still demanding. The presentation will look at different applications and derive the specifications for the micro-optics. The available manufacturing technologies will influence the achievable accuracy of the parts. Therefore, the talk will evaluate the effect of deviations on the performance of selected applications. The second part will focus on the selection of the appropriate manufacturing technology and the evaluation of the micro-optics. It can be demonstrated that the optimization of the process parameters during the manufacturing process improves the performance of the products.
Stefan Hambücker, Christian Wessling, and Tobias Haverkamp, "Micro optical components: key factor for demanding applications (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10513, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV, 105130C (Presented at SPIE LASE: January 31, 2018; Published: 14 March 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298769.5751419395001.
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